HEAR a wide repertoire of jazz when the Sunset Café Stompers play Broadmayne Village Hall on Saturday, November 30.

It is often said that jazz was born in New Orleans, but grew up in Chicago. In the 1920s, The Sunset Cafe was a top night-spot on Chicago's South Side, on East 35th Street in Bronzeville.

The Sunset Cafe Stompers focus largely on playing the music of that period - great tunes from Scott Joplin, King Oliver, Irving Berlin, Jelly Roll Morton, Duke Ellington, Fats Waller but the band's wider repertoire also features songs made famous by artists as diverse as Patsy Cline, Marilyn Monroe, The Inkspots, Fats Domino - even Elvis.

Throughout the last 30 years they have followed in that tradition: playing in jazz clubs and pubs, concerts for churches, arts centres, village dances, weddings, festivals, funerals, garden parties travelling many a mile from their base in Dorset/Somerset, down to deepest Cornwall, up to the glorious cathedral cities of Worcester and Gloucester, and way across eastwards to the leafy Surrey suburbs.

*Sunset Café Stompers, Broadmayne Village Hall, Cowleaze Road, Broadmayne, DT2 8EW, Saturday, November 30, 7.30pm for 8pm. Tickets £ 15 from Tim Clayton on 07443 659912, or from Cornerhouse Stores, Main Street, Broadmayne from Wednesday, November 20.